The school where students use pencils that turn into plants once used & discarded
04 April 2019| 27 Rajab 1440| India Times
In a bid to encourage students to be environmentally friendly, one Bengaluru school has introduced pencils which once used turn into plants.
According to Edex Live, Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering – which also runs schools – has launched the paper seed pencils as it serves a practical purpose in environmental education.
Nageswara Guptha M, Vice Principal, SVCE was quoted as saying, “Initially, I thought of introducing paper pencils made from recycled paper. But a friend of mine told me about introducing paper seed pencils.”
Nageswara got in touch with Madhan B, who is a Proprietor of Kavi Papers in Perambalur in Tamil Nadu to get these pencils.
He communicated his idea of making a pencil which was environmental friendly in every way possible, “Within a week or so, he manufactured paper seed pencils and we were very happy to give them to children,”‘ he said.
The pencils are not just environment-friendly but also cost lesser than the regular wood pencils. The seeds are of tomato, chilli, mustard, spinach, onion, brinjal and more.
Nothing can be more rewarding than giving back to nature and that’s exactly what SVCE aims to impart.